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Randy Akers: Scars on the Land

February 6 - April 21

Randy Akers: Scars on the Land On View February 6 - April 21, 2019 Reception: February 9, 6pm - 8pm Vulcan Muse Gallery Artist Statement Gravity, water, paint, scars. I drive down the road and see a place or a name that triggers an immediate response. These locations are always in rough condition: messy, dirty, rusty and in forms of disrepair. These sites have been either a source of conflict, social unrest, economic despair, or oppression. I make a visual record of those sites. I always have to look at the underbelly of those places and convey it in my work. The primitive…

Starshine and Clay

February 13 - March 31

Starshine and Clay On View February 13 – March 31, 2019 Exhibition Reception: March 9, 6:00-8:00pm McGuireWoods Gallery DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE   Workhouse Arts Center and Morton Fine Art present the work of  Kesha Bruce, Maya Freelon and Amber Robles Gordon -- three women artists exploring ideas of healing power through their lineage of storytelling. Bruce’s spirit-based use of guardians, African-American folklore and a prophetic mix of abstracted figures and symbols serve as a reminder ‘to fight’ and to bring about change. Freelon’s visual vortex of potent tissue ink monoprints and quilt-like immersive installations welcome the contemplation of our standing ideas…

Degrees of Honor

February 20 - May 19

Degrees of Honor On View February 20 – May 19, 2019 Reception: April 13, 6pm – 8pm Warrior Way Gallery Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present Degrees of Honor, a group exhibition surveying the works of artists addressing the concept of honor in different perspectives. Explore works with expressions of separation, pain, loneliness, turmoil, stories and memories. Featured artists include Rene Vincit, Gene Moty, Karen Chin and Christa Turpin. Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to present Warrior Way, an exhibition space designated for artwork by active, duty, retired and veteran service members.

Amanda McCavour: Floating Garden

March 6 - May 26

Amanda McCavour: Floating Garden On View March 6 – May 26, 2019 Reception: April 13, 6pm - 8pm Vulcan Gallery Toronto Based Artist Amanda McCavour creates experiential, immersive environments that represent places in her memory. Her three dimensional, embroidered art installations are made up of delicate fabric designs that float within the space. Motifs included in her works are flowers, birds, plants and replications of living room furniture. Exploring a connection to home and the body, McCavour is interested in the vulnerability of the thread in comparison with the connection between temporary spaces in memory. About the Artist McCavour holds a BFA from…

OPEN CALL- Military BRATS: Art About the Military Child Experience

March 7 @ 8:00 am - March 22 @ 5:00 pm

No one knows where the term “military brat” exactly originated, but some believe it was an early 1920s reference to the British army’s use of the acronym, “BRAT” as the status of “British Regiment Attached Traveler”, a term applied to families who would travel with the soldier. The WMAI invites all children of active duty or retired service members, veterans and reservists (ages 5+) to submit a single artwork. The exhibition features work representing military children, affectionately known as “military brats,” a badge of honor that describes life in a military family—multiple moves, new beginnings, stressors, deployments—an overall culturally unique …


April 5 - April 26

The COLLECT! 2019 exhibition features more than 70 original works of art generously donated by the acclaimed community of artists at Workhouse Arts Center. This year’s collection includes painting, sculpture, fiber art, jewelry and more with subject matter varying from traditional figuration, natural landscapes, bright and bold abstraction, eclectic clay wares to conceptual collage. A diverse and rich body of work, this exhibition attests to each artists’ individuality and personal passion as well as Workhouse Arts Center’s commitment to connecting fine art and community. Visit the McGuireWoods Gallery April 5 – April 26 to preview the collection in advance of…

COLLECT! The Love Boat Art Cruise

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

ALL ABOARD! COLLECT! The Love Boat Art Cruise Saturday, April 27, 2019  7:00 – 11:00pm   PURCHASE TICKETS   Dress: Fun casual – from resortwear to 70s disco queen. Enjoy! Your ticket gets you… -Multiple entries in the art raffle -Thousands in “funny money” for the casino and “horse racing” -Tropical cocktails and delicious nibbles -Dancing in our “Lido Deck” disco -The pleasure of supporting the arts in our community You could leave with one (or more!) of 70 original works of art by the acclaimed community of Workhouse artists – including paintings, sculpture, photography, fiber arts, jewelry, ceramics, glass, and…

Virginia Watercolor Society 40th Annual Exhibition

May 25 - August 2

Virginia Watercolor Society 40th Annual Exhibition On View May 25 – August 2, 2019 McGuireWoods Gallery         The Virginia Watercolor Society's 40th Annual Exhibition will be on view at Workhouse Arts Center from May 25th through August 2nd, 2019. This acclaimed exhibition showcases paintings in a wide variety of subjects and styles representing beauty, experimentation, innovation, and creativity in contemporary watercolor. The Virginia Watercolor Society, organized in 1979 by Roanoke artists John Will Creasy and Ernest Johnson, is an organization of artists which seeks to foster interest and participation in the exciting world of watercolor through publications,…

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